Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity adult degree completion program at Aurora University Online helps you hone your technical skills and understanding of information security threats. Throughout the program, you’ll develop knowledge in mathematics, computer science and information security to prepare you for a career in positions such as an information security analyst or a security engineer. And you’ll gain the skills and ethical frameworks to view information and the security of information from the perspectives of users, managers, policy makers and hackers.

This program has been developed around the eight domains of the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification. Graduates are prepared to sit for the CISSP exam.

Program Requirements

The online cybersecurity adult degree completion program requires 120 semester hours, including 40 semester hours within the student’s major. Courses completed at regionally accredited colleges or universities are considered for articulation into AU credit.

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Program Details

  • Next Start Date:January 8, 2018
  • Est. Program Length:4 Years
  • Credit Hours:120 (40 in major)
  • Course Length:8 Weeks
  • Cost Per Credit:$425

Required Cybersecurity Core Courses (40 semester hours):

  • CSC1700 Introduction to Computer Programming
  • CSC2300 Computer Architecture
  • CSC2550 Network Communications
  • CSC2650 Data Structures & Algorithms
  • CSC3200 UNIX/LINUX Administration
  • CSC3410 Network Security
  • CSC3420 Information Security and Risk Mitigation
  • CSC4610 Computer Forensics
  • CSC4620 Ethical Hacking
  • CSC4650 Cybersecurity Capstone

In addition to completing the core courses, students must complete the following mathematics and communication courses.

Required Mathematics Courses (12 semester hours)

  • MTH2210 Calculus I
  • MTH2210 Calculus II
  • MTH3460 Introduction to Cryptography

Required Communication Course (4 semester hours)

  • COM1550 Professional Communications
  • Two (2) years demonstrated work experience, military service or other relevant adult responsibilities
  • 15 semester hours of transferable college or university credit from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale*
  • Transcripts (official, sealed in envelope) from all previously attended colleges and/or universities

*Individual circumstances may be reviewed by your admission counselor.

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Online Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Career Outcomes

Strengthen your earnings and job opportunities with an accredited online business administration degree. Prepare for a variety of careers, including a(n):

  • Computer forensic analyst
  • Computer network security administrator
  • Information assurance manager
  • Information security analyst
  • Information security auditor
  • Security engineer

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